Top 5: Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
You know the drill – grab your best friends and your Visa Debit, it’s time to get brunching like a boss. Forget your local greasy spoon, here’s 5 brand new ways to eat brunch in London this weekend:
What: Hold onto your hats, people. London’s only Thameside beach venue is now offering a brand spanking new bottomless brunch deal, serving unlimited prosecco, cider and Neverland cocktails alongside a dedicated brunch menu, photobooths, entertainment and DJs.
Eat and Drink: Le Bao will be serving a delicious array of fluffy bao buns stuffed with sensational fillings including braised pork belly with sweet peanuts, mint and coriander; chicken with sesame seeds and spring onions; and Portobello mushroom tempura with black sesame seeds. Cheese kings, Le Rac Shack will be covering everything in their famous melted raclette cheese – potatoes, chips, sausages – you name it, they’re covering it in all their cheesy, molten goodness. Brunch pizza? Swing by Slice for their tomato, egg, mozzarella, pancetta and courgette doughy concoction.
Where: Albert Wharf, Fulham, SW6 2TY. £30 per person. Tickets here
What: Independent neighbourhood bar group, Darwin & Wallace (the team behind No 11 Pimlico Road, No 32 The Old Town, No 1 Duke Street and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station) have set their sights on a new area of London: Battersea. The team have just opened No 29 Power Station West, and their weekend brunch menu is early morning perfection.
Eat and Drink: Their all day brunch menu makes us weak at the knees. Well-loved eats include crushed avocado on toast with poached eggs, classic fry up, and granola with yogurt and berries. The breakfast sourdough bruschetta is topped with roast tomatoes, spinach, avocado, dry cured bacon and breakfast mayo, and it’s a dish we highly approve of. Need some sweet lovin’? The blueberry ricotta pancakes slathered with maple crème fraiche and syrup ticks all the boxes.
Where: 29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 5BP
What: Following their success of the Peckham Craft Beer Festival in July and to coincide with this week’s London Beer City, The London Beer Factory is launching their very own Bussey Beer Garden Brunch. Stock up on food and drink for £28.
Eat and Drink: Available from this Saturday (12th August), head up to Roof D for a Middle Eastern brunch courtesy of the Babek Brothers and an endless supply of The London Beer Factory’s core range; Beyond The Pale, London Bohemia Lager, Chelsea Blonde, Paxton IPA and Sayers Stout, and there’s also unlimited prosecco or rose for the wine fiends. Kebabs include the I’m Koftashian – freshly grilled lamb kofta with garlic yoghurt, babek smokey relish, pickled onions, charred pepper, shredded cabbage and tomato, and the notorious p.i.g with slow cooked shoulder, smoked paprika and fennel seeds, babek chilli yoghurt, pickled onions, charred pepper, shredded cabbage and tomato. Veggie? Order the Nigel fromage with cypriot halloumi, garlic yoghurt, fig jam, pickled onions, charred peppers, shredded cabbage and tomato.
Where: Roof D Bussey Building, Copeland Park, Peckham, London SE15 3SN
What: Gaucho aren’t just about steak. In fact, the Argentine inspired restaurant have recently launched their new brunch menu available only in their Hampstead and Richmond branches, and it’s banging. There’s plenty of coffee, avocado and eggs to feed the brunch masses.
Eat and Drink: The new menu is filled with the usual suspects you’d expect to find at the breakfast table, but with an Argentinian twist. If you haven’t tried Gaucho’s famous dulce de leche peanut butter topped with flaked almonds, you’re missing out. It’s sticky, sweet and a taste sensation. Gaucho’s eggs Benedict ditches the traditional ham in favour of salt beef and horseradish. And the French toast served with fresh strawberries, almonds and that whipped dulce de leche peanut butter is an AT favourite.
Where: Locations here
What: Capital XTRA will be bringing the freshest hip-hop, grime and R&B beats to Boxpark Croydon on Saturday 12th August at the first ever Capital XTRA Brunch ‘N’ Beats with EE Pay As You Go. Capital XTRA DJs Tim Westwood, Manny Norte, Yinka, Abrantee and Ras Kwame will take to the decks surrounded with some of the finest street food vendors in all of Croydon.
Eat and Drink: The event will be set amongst 35 absurdly tasty food and drink traders at Boxpark Croydon. Grab your plant powered pals and head to What The Pitta for a vegan doner kebab, make a stop at Poptata for the most delicious chips and cheesy fries in London (bold claim, totally true), or spend your cash at Nanny Outars who specialise in Guyanese rotis. Their freshly rolled rotis are packed with unique Guyanese-inspired filings and topped with an array of pickles, salsas and, if you’re brave enough, Nanny’s own Ball o’ Fire Chili sauce. Ooft.
Where: Tickets for Capital Xtra Brunch ‘n’ Beats with EE Pay As You Go are £10 and available here. 99 George St, London CR0 1LD